Tranmere are set to receive a huge boost in the coming weeks as influential trio Scott Davies, James Wallace and Ben Tollitt near fitness.
Davies’ imminent return is an unexpected bonus for Rovers, who had prepared to be without the experienced keeper for the remainder of the campaign. Davies was injured during the New Year’s Day defeat at Fylde and Micky Mellon swiftly added Fylde’s own goalkeeper, Rhys Taylor, to the squad to replace him.
However, Davies has made fast progress in his recovery and could now be available for action within 2-3 weeks.
The return of Ben Tollitt will also be a massive boost to a Tranmere team who, when at their best, utilise quick wingers. With Josh Ginnelly arriving on loan, the prospect of having Tollitt on the opposite side is a mouth-watering one.
Tollitt has been out for what seems like an eternity, recovering earlier in the season only to break-down just minutes in to his return against Leyton Orient at Prenton Park. Tollitt came through a behind-closed-doors game with Bury this week with no ill-effects and is now on the verge of being in contention for the first team squad.
Alongside Tollitt in that practise match was midfielder James Wallace, another player capable of asserting considerable influence on the team. Wallace has of course had his career blighted by injuries, but when he got up to full speed last season, he was a real asset. Arguably his best games were saved for the play-off semi-finals against Aldershot, before being withdraw from the home leg with an injury that has kept him out ever since.
Wallace scored in the game with Bury this past week, and will also play in another with Tollitt at the training ground this week.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Tollitt was named on the bench this weekend, but more likely we will see him for the Leyton Orient or Bromley matches.